Economics Department

UA Economics students meet with economist Janet Yellen (second from right), former
Chair of the Federal Reserve, at a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
 

 

MISSION

Our mission is to help students develop the skills required to investigate economic challenges in a wide variety of settings.

PROGRAMS

We offer undergraduate degrees in two areas of study, including a new Business Data Analytics program, a SAS Certificate, and a minor. These degrees offer a rich and diverse assortment of sub-specialties that can support any student's unique interests and career plans.

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FACULTY

Our outstanding faculty are focused on delivering the best educational experiences to our students. Respected scholars' outside-the-classroom professional activities help bring the subject to life for our students.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Senior executives offer support and expertise to the department, providing advice and guidance on academic programming assuring that our curricula remain fresh, relevant and rigorous.


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ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships available each year for both incoming and current students.


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ECONOMICS CLUB

The Economics Club is open to interested students. The group provides opportunities to interact with students from diverse backgrounds, network with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects.

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QUESTION: WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ECONOMICS DEGREE?

Answer: Pretty much anything you want! Data science skills are in strong demand today and will be into the future. Our alumni are in-demand by disciplines and organizations throughout the country.

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What's Happening at the Economics Department

The Economics of a Pandemic

The Economics of a Pandemic

Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, from the University of Akron's Economics Department, an expert in international economics, recently spoke with host Ray Horner, from WAKR radio, about the global economic challenges that lie ahead due to the pandemic and how the pandemic is a novel global demand and supply shock.

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Dr. Amanda Weinstein from the University of Akron’s Economics Department has been tracking key indicators related to the coronavirus over the last few months.

CBA Professors' Study Shows Veterans Earn More than Non-Veterans

CBA Professors' Study Shows Veterans Earn More than Non-Veterans

Military veterans are faring better in the workplace than their non-veteran counterparts. In fact, between 2005 and 2015, veterans’ average hourly wages were nearly $5 higher — at almost $26 an hour — compared to $21 an hour for non-veterans. Those findings, and more, by faculty economists Dr. Francesco Renna and Dr. Amanda Weinstein, at The University of Akron are discussed in their paper, The Veteran Wage Differential.

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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson
Department Chair, Economics

At the Department of Economics, our faculty is diverse and talented. They conduct research, publish in high-quality academic journals, and consult businesses and governmental agencies. Then, they bring their scholarship and experiences into the classroom where they supoort student' efforts to learn this important discipline.

Our programs emphasize the development of theoretical knowledge and data analysis. Students learn how the market economy works, and the role of government in the economy. That knowledge is further expanded in the senior project required of all majors./p>

You will be in class with other talented students. Employers recognize and reward the finely honed critical thinking and analytic skills economics graduates possess. Studies regularly show economics majors have some of the highest starting salaries.

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